Markon Cooperative First Crop Trimmed Leeks Hit the Market; Vic Vegas Comments
SALINAS, CA - As the foodservice industry continues to pick up as the pandemic begins to curtail, Markon Cooperative has rolled out a new offering to help restaurant operators meet rising demand. Streamlining and minimizing prep in the kitchen, the company has launched its Markon First Crop (MFC) Trimmed Leeks, now available in 5 lb packs.
“Markon continues to innovate and introduce new products to meet the growing back-of-house demand to minimize kitchen labor and time spent prepping ingredients,” said Executive Chef of Nicholas & Company Vic Vegas. “The new MFC Trimmed Leeks save time without sacrificing quality or taste and allow chefs to focus more easily on creating the delicious, healthy food options consumers continue to want.”
Versatile with a sweet and subtle flavor, leeks can be used for a variety of menu options and recipes including staples such as salads, soups, and side dishes. According to a release, MFC Trimmed Leeks are a 100 percent usable product with the root and upper leaves already removed. They are also a more sustainable option for operators since there is no trim waste and smaller packaging sizes means less space taken up in a walk-in cooler.
MFC Trimmed Leeks are now available to operators through Markon’s foodservice members including Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Gordon Food Service Canada, Nicholas & Company, and Shamrock Foods Company.
This new offering, like all Markon produce, is backed by the company’s 5-Star Food Safety® program, based on specifications, information, and third-party audits at five key points: fields, facilities, transportation, distributor warehouses, and operators’ kitchens.
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